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Uma Thurman To Harvey Weinstein: “I’m Glad It’s Going Slowly, You Don’t Deserve A Bullet… Stay Tuned”

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Uma Thurman, who recently appeared to demonstrate extreme self-restraint when asked her thoughts on women speaking out against harassment, today wished a Happy Thanksgiving to her Instagram followers — all except Harvey Weinstein and his “wicked conspirators.” She wrote, “I’m glad it’s going slowly — you don’t deserve a bullet.” She also cited the #metoo hashtag in reference to herself. This follows an October 18 video clip that went viral on November 4, when the actress… »


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Feng Xiaogang’s ‘Youth’ Reinstated: China & U.S. Release Date Set After Sept Delay

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In September, the Chinese release of Feng Xiaogang's Youth, a coming-of-age drama about young people making peace with the past, was abruptly shelved ahead of the Middle Kingdom’s lucrative National Day holiday. In the wake of that move, U.S. distributor China Lion was obliged to postpone its planned run. Both are now back on with a December 15 day-and-date release set in the Middle Kingdom and North America. The period epic from Huyai Brothers screened at the Toronto… »

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‘Suburbicon’ Production Designer On Cobbling Together Idyllic ’50s Suburb Out Of Disparate SoCal Locations

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Tackling a period project that feels true to life, rather than an imitation of the past, is no easy feat for any production designer—but it doesn’t hurt to have lived through the period being depicted. Such was the case for Oscar-nominated production designer Jim Bissell, who has spent much of his career depicting different epochs of the American experience. Breaking out with Steven Spielberg’s E.T., Bissell sees an irony in the fact that at 66 years of age, he’s found… »


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‘Coco’ Earns A+ CinemaScore & Dances To $70M+; ‘Justice League’ Solid With $63M+: Thanksgiving B.O.

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Thanksgiving Am Update: Moviegoers love Coco: The Disney film earned an A+ CinemaScore last night, Pixar’s 6th ever, and the best since UpOn top of that, Coco came in much higher on its first day with an estimated $13.3M; which is behind Thanksgiving openers Moana ($15.5M) and Frozen ($15.1M) and ahead of Good Dinosaur ($9.76m) and Tangled ($11.9M). Currently, the Lee Unkrich-Adrian Molina film should hit $70M-plus in five days, and $47M over three days. But given how… »


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Jane Campion: It’s A “Fairy Tale” Time For Women In The Entertainment Business

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The Piano and Top Of The Lake filmmaker Jane Campion has said the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood has made it a "fairytale" time to be a woman in the entertainment business. Speaking at the Screen Production and Development Association Conference in Wellington, New Zealand, Campion said, “Women are being believed and the men fired. This is breathtaking. I have never seen anything like this solidarity and call to action in my life.” “The more we speak out, the less… »


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Allison Williams Says ‘Peter Pan’ Performance Scored Her ‘Get Out’ Role

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Girls star Allison Williams claimed that she secured her role in horror breakout Get Out thanks to her performance in NBC's Peter Pan Live! Williams played the eponymous role in the 2014 live television special and told The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon that it was this performance that convinced Jordan Peele to cast her in his Blumhouse-produced horror film, which scored global box office of $254M on a $4.5M budget. "Jordan cast me because of Peter Pan. He was like, 'If… »


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IMAX & Odeon Team Up To Launch Europe’s First Virtual Reality Experience

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IMAX has teamed with cinema chain Odeon to launch Europe's first virtual reality entertainment center. The two companies are launching the IMAX Vr Experience Centre in Manchester, England at Odeon's Trafford Centre movie theater. The center, which consists of ten "pods" that will allow customers to enjoy interactive Vr experiences, joins other Vr centers in Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto and Shanghai. IMAX is also expected to launch five more centers in the U.S and… »

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‘Tulip Fever’ Producer Alison Owen Lifts The Lid On Working With Weinstein

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Elizabeth and Suffragette producer Alison Owen has lifted the lid on working with Harvey Weinstein — highlighting the problems with challenging the disgraced movie mogul over rumors of his behavior. Former Working Title exec Owen, who worked with Weinstein on five films during his days running Miramax and The Weinstein Company, was speaking on #Me Too: The Debate, a one-off UK panel show for Viacom's Channel 5. "I knew all the rumors and everybody in the [Weinstein… »


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‘The Death Of Stalin’ Wins Three British Independent Film Awards

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Armando Iannucci's political satire The Death of Stalin has taken an early lead at The British Independent Film Awards – picking up three awards as part of the event's newly introduced craft section. The Death of Stalin, which stars Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend, Paddy Considine, Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor and centers on the last days of the Soviet dictator, won Best Casting for Sarah Crowe, Best Production Design for Cristina Casali and Best Make Up & Hair… »


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Uma Thurman Exits CAA

22 November 2017 3:56 PM, PST

Exclusive: Uma Thurman, who is making her Broadway debut starring in Beau Willimon’s The Parisian Woman, has just discharged CAA as her agency. She had been at CAA for the past two years. We were told that she has not chosen another agency. The Parisian Woman, for which Thurman is in previews now, is a 2013 political drama by the House of Cards creator. Directed by Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), it is set in D.C. and follows socialite Chloe (Thurman)… »


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Jillian Bell To Star In ‘Brittany Runs A Marathon’; Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar & Lil Rel Howery Also Cast

22 November 2017 2:27 PM, PST

Exclusive: Jillian Bell is attached to star as the titular character in Brittany Runs a Marathon, with Michaela Watkins (Casual), Utkarsh Ambudkar (White Famous), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Micah Stock and Alice Lee rounding out the cast. The indie film marks the debut for director Paul Downs Colaizzo, who came up with the original idea the film based on. Material Pictures’ principals Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe are producing the project with Picture Films' Margot… »


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‘Man Who Invented Christmas’ Review: Dan Stevens & Christopher Plummer Turn Scrooge Origin Tale Into A Holiday Treat

22 November 2017 2:18 PM, PST

I can’t even begin to recount the endless number of film, TV and stage projects that have tried to bring Charles Dickens’ immortal yuletide classic A Christmas Carol to life. From Alastair Sim’s textbook portrayal to the likes of Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Albert Finney, the Muppets and even Mr. Magoo, you might think you’ve seen it all, but now along comes a complete original and a breath of fresh air to the saga of Ebeneezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past… »


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‘Darkest Hour’, ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Man Who Invented Christmas’ Usher Holiday – Specialty B.O. Preview

22 November 2017 2:08 PM, PST

Oscar nominee Gary Oldman takes on one of the most prominent figures of the 20th century, facing a dramatic showdown with a lethal adversary. Focus Features opens Darkest Hour in several locations Wednesday ahead of a wider roll-out later in December. Sony Pictures Classics' Call Me By Your Name begins its theatrical run after a long but vibrant festival run beginning at the Sundance Film Festival back in January. The film by Luca Guadagnino and starring Timothée Chalamet… »


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‘Molly’s Game’s Jessica Chastain & Idris Elba On Working With Aaron Sorkin In His Directorial Debut – The Contenders Video

22 November 2017 1:45 PM, PST

The new movie Molly’s Game from STXfilms kicked off Deadline’s 7th annual The Contenders event celebrating the launch of the movie-awards season. Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with the script which he wrote, and it stars Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, a onetime champion skier who eventually becomes a somewhat notorious poker madam running high-stakes games in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Idris Elba co-stars as her lawyer. All three appeared onstage with me at… »


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Willem Dafoe On Playing Tough, Managing Kids In ‘Florida Project’ & Getting Fired On His First Movie – The Actor’s Side

22 November 2017 1:17 PM, PST

For this week’s chapter of my video series The Actor’s Side, Willem Dafoe traverses his wide-ranging career that has taken him from playing villains to playing nice, and everything in between. In our conversation, he talks about his early days in theater; being fired from his first film, which  turned out to be a blessing in disguise since it was the notorious flop Heaven’s Gate; making Platoon, which turned out to be his first Oscar nomination; trying to avoid… »


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‘Birdboy’ Directors On Their Animated Horror Film & The Medium’s Boundless Opportunities For Expression

22 November 2017 1:04 PM, PST

Before making his second directorial outing Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, Spanish writer-director Alberto Vázquez had the benefit of a long time spent with the material. Adapted from Psiconautas, a dark coming-of-age comic he wrote and subsequently turned into a short film, Birdboy saw Vázquez team with Pedro Rivero in the making of a unique animated film. A pink-skied, post-apocalyptic tale rife with fear for the future of the planet, Birdboy is led by a cast of… »


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‘Dunkirk’ Sound Editor Richard King On Immersing An Audience In A Pivotal WWII Moment

22 November 2017 12:26 PM, PST

Looking at Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk—or any film the director has made—one can imagine the difficulties the films must pose for his sound team. With images so epic and so spectacular, sound must follow suit, finding a way to equal what is seen on the screen—which is often remarkable, given Nolan’s preferred way of working, capturing as much in-camera as possible. Working with Nolan since The Prestige, sound editor Richard King has become well-acquainted with the demands… »


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Andrew Garfield On ‘Breathe’: “It Wasn’t An Acting Challenge, It Was A Living Challenge” – The Contenders Video

22 November 2017 12:25 PM, PST

Actors Andrew Garfield and Andy Serkis came to Deadline’s 7th annual The Contenders event, but in this case Serkis was there to talk about his directorial debut on Breathe, while Garfield told the packed DGA Theater audience of Academy and key guild members that playing polio-stricken Robin Cavendish was not as much an acting challenge as it was a “living challenge.” During the film’s panel at the all-day awards-season staple earlier this month, Serkis described how the… »


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‘Foxtrot’ Director Samuel Maoz On The Nature Of Israel’s “Collective Trauma”

22 November 2017 12:20 PM, PST

While Samuel Maoz’s Israeli Oscar entry Foxtrot was tremendously popular at the Venice Film Festival, taking the Grand Jury Prize, among other recognitions, it hasn’t been quite so popular in Israel itself, generating a great deal of controversy in Maoz’s homeland. “Someone wrote me an email that said he was waiting for me outside my building. He wrote me that when I went out, he would throw acid on my face because they wanted me to be blind and not do films anymore,&#8221… »


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Jude Law In Negotiations To Join ‘Captain Marvel’

22 November 2017 12:17 PM, PST

Jude Law is confirmed to be in negotiations for the male lead in Marvel's Captain Marvel, the superhero movie that will follow Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight. Ben Mendelsohn was previously reported to take on the villain character. The most recent script was written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet with… »


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